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year when abbas launched his bid for recognition of a palestinian state at the united nations. once it was obvious the attempt was doomed to failure, a sense of resignation took hold of the local people. we take a closer look now at life in the palestinian territories. >> bustling as always, but people here are losing hope. a minor economic upturn came and went, and the palestinian authorities -- authority's coffers are empty. >> there will be more protests soon. the situation has become intolerable. the palestinian government should do something for us. palestinians are weary and have no real opportunities. and the territories depend on international aid. their own economy is stifled by israeli sanctions, and there is little chance of growth. the lack of political progress frustrates palestinians. hopes were dashed last september when the united nations refused to give them full statehood. >> we are trying to bring hope that, trying to tell our people that the dream to have a palestinian state is still possible, and that is why we are going to the united nations. hopefully, once ou
starts. >> illegal immigration from mexico is a hot-button issue in the united states and it looks to set a key role in the upcoming presidential election in november. both are eager to win the hispanic vote. >> now is the time to spell out what they want in return for their support. a group of hispanic activists entering the u.s. in what they are calling the ride for justice care of them. it will arrive at the democratic national convention in north carolina where it begins on tuesday. >> latino drivers are accustomed to paying close attention to the speed limit. illegal immigrants fear getting pulled over by the police could lead to deportation. she came to the u.s. from mexico 16 years ago. she does not have papers and lives in constant anxiety. the bus tour is aimed at helping improve conditions for latinos. >> my biggest concern was leaving my son for six weeks. other than about, i really like the idea of getting on the bus and trying to help. >> the activists are traveling across the country to reach their final destination, the democratic national convention, kicking off in charlot
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